Dressing Positively

A month ago, me and my boyfriend decided to have an online date night for our anniversary. We haven’t been able to see each other for eight months now because of Covid, but we weren’t going to let our special day get missed. So we did everything we could to celebrate without actually seeing each…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 14 (Social chaos)

This week I was supposed to be on holiday in sunny Spain. Because of Covid -19 this hasn’t happened and it is not likely to happen any time soon. Even though we were not going away, me and my family decided to try and have a few days out together. Yesterday we decided to go…

Discovering Video Calling

Over the past few months video calls seem to have taken over just about everything. Calling friends, work meetings, TV shows, hospital appointments, they are all being done over a video call. It seems to be the safest way to see other people. We haven’t been able to meet in person because of Covid-19, so…

Hey PTSD, You’re back!

Going into the lockdown my post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has started to show it’s ugly mug again. The trauma I experienced was seven years ago. I spent three months in hospital and was in and out of critical care three times. I am obviously really thankful for this, because it saved my life. But…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 12 (Almost there)

Today the announcement was finally made that England would be easing the lockdown even further. It’s very complicated, but in some ways things should start to feel more normal soon. In other ways they will not feel normal at all because of all the social distancing measures that have been put in place. From July…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 10 (Looking to the future)

A few friends have been asking me what I am looking forward to when the lockdown is over. The truth is, just normal every day life. I want that back so much, but here is a list of things that I can’t wait to get back. Freedom – I can’t wait to be able to…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 8 (Explosion of emotions)

During the lockdown I have had so many different emotions going on inside my head. The other day somebody on TV said that her emotions during the lockdown had been really extreme. She said she has been really up or really down, there has been no middle ground. I didn’t realise until then, but I…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 7 (A tough week)

Week nine already?  In some ways the weeks seem to be flying by, but then when I think about the last time things felt normal, it feels like so long ago.  Things started to change slightly last week, the lockdown has eased a little.  This is really good, but also very complicated and confusing.  At…

Coronavirus Diary – Page 6 (Feeling loved and supported)

It’s times like this when we need our friends the most. We need somebody to complain to, we need somebody to try and escape sometimes rubbish reality with, we need somebody to cuddle us and tell us that everything’s going to be OK. The problem is, we can’t have that cuddle, we can actually get…